Search

Gang targets Finchley Road Waitrose in smash and grab raid

PUBLISHED: 12:26 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:26 19 January 2018

Waitrose break in. Picture: JON KING

Waitrose break in. Picture: JON KING

Archant

A gang armed with a hammer raided a supermarket in the early hours as staff worked inside.

Waitrose break in. Picture: JON KING Waitrose break in. Picture: JON KING

Three men wearing motorcycle helmets smashed a huge hole in a window at the front of the Waitrose in Finchley Road before bursting in and grabbing packets of cigarettes. They then fled in the direction of Kilburn High Road.

Although staff were inside the store at the time no one came across the gang. Police confirmed no one was injured.

Police were called at 2.25am this morning following reports of a burglary.

A Waitrose spokesman said: “We are thankful no one was hurt and are grateful to our staff who have worked hard to ensure we were able to welcome customers as normal this morning.

“The police must also be praised for their swift response and we continue to support them with their inquiries,” he added.

A Met spokeswoman said: “Detectives from the central north command unit are investigating an aggravated burglary at a commercial premises.

“Officers from Islington will investigate.”

There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

A murder investigation has been launched after a 19-year-old, believed to be from Camden, was found with fatal stab wounds in a Kensington street in the early hours on Sunday.

10:37

A Kilburn man and woman return to court in April after appearing at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of Hannah Leonard found stabbed to death at a flat in a Camden tower block.

Friday, February 16, 2018

A Hampstead school table tennis team is going for glory after getting through to the finals of the table tennis national school team championships.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Melange, with locations in Barnet and Crouch End, has opened a third in Belsize Park. Here co-owner Justina Markauskaite talks about removing the borders between cuisines and why they put family at the centre of everything they do

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Friends of West Hampstead Library got a welcome anniversary gift when the councillor responsible for libraries told them further library closures would happen “over his dead body.”

Friday, February 16, 2018

A six-year-old girl from West Hampstead has started her own campaign to cut down on plastic waste.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Three schoolboys were robbed by two men with a knife in Swiss Cottage on Tuesday in the latest in a spate of muggings of young victims.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A politician being chased out of Sicily by the mafia isn’t unheard of. However there’s not many politicians in Camden who have shared new Conservative leader Gio Spinella’s experience in Palermo.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Melange, with locations in Barnet and Crouch End, has opened a third in Belsize Park. Here co-owner Justina Markauskaite talks about removing the borders between cuisines and why they put family at the centre of everything they do

Less is More, a group exhibition at the Daniel Raphael Gallery will feature emerging artists from England, Italy, France and the Czech Republic, from January 24 to February 16.

For people who suffer with feet problems, it is often difficult to find footwear that is both comfortable and stylish. There is a shop in the West End dedicated to changing that.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now